Indonesia consists of mountains that surrounded most of the Indonesian islands. The most region in Indonesia has at least one mountain that gives the most beautiful scenery to the city.
Speaking of the mountain, Indonesia has some common active volcanoes with the highest peak of the mount. Most of them spread properly from Sabang to Merauke that makes Indonesia surrounded by them.
This time we will bring you into the highest mountains in Indonesia that incredibly amazing to watch. Let’s see some of them below!
1. Puncak Jaya
Puncak Jaya mountain is the highest mountain in Indonesia that has about 4,884 meters above the water sea of height. It is located in Puncak Jaya regency, Kotamulia district, Papua. It becomes one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Indonesia since 1999.
Puncak Jaya is popular with the Carstensz pyramid with the glacier around the peak. The mountain becomes the only mount that has an immortal glacier in Indonesia. around the mountain, it has a beautiful Lorentz national park with so many floras such as the rarest orchid in Indonesia, and some faunas that you can only find it there.
2. Puncak Mandala
Puncak Mandala mountain becomes the highest mountain in Indonesia after Puncak Jaya. It has about 4.760 meters above the seawater or around 15,620 ft in height. It is located in Bintang regency, Papua, and not far from the border of New Guinea.
Such as the Puncak Jaya mountain, the Puncak Mandala also has a beautiful glacier at the peak. Because of global warming, the glacier seems lesser from time to time.
3. Puncak Trikora
Puncak Trikora mountain is the third highest mountain in Indonesia, located in West Papua, Papua. It has about 4,751 meters above the water sea and surrounded by so many beautiful forests such as Montane forest, the forest of Dipteropkarp hills, Ericaceous forest, and the forest of Dipterokarp Bawah.
Puncak Trikora is popular with the Wilhelmina mountain, the Osua Trikora, or the Wilhelmina peak. The start base towards the peak starts from the Dany city in Lembah Baliem, Wamena that popular with the Baliem valley festival.
4. Ngga Pilimsit
Ngga Pilimsit is the fourth highest mountain in Indonesia, located in Papua around the Maoke mountains. It has about 4,717 meters above the water sea or around 15,476 ft in height. The highest peak near the mount is the Puncak Carstensz of the Puncak Jaya mountain.
Ngga Pilimsit is popular with the Idenburg mountain while the Dutch imperialist came to Papua. Some of the expedition by the Dutch government was sent to the peak at that time.
Kerinci mountain becomes the fifth highest mountain in Indonesia that located in Jambi, Sumatra. It has about 3,805 meters above the water sea of height. It is surrounded by the beauty of Kerinci national park that popular with the Rafflesia flower.
The Kerinci mountain becomes the most beautiful border between the Minangkabau tribe in West Sumatra and Kerinci tribe in Jambi province. It becomes the most active volcano in Sumatra so that people more aware of the eruption.
Rinjani mountain becomes the sixth highest mountain in Indonesia, located in the north of Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara. It has about 3,726 meters above the seawater of height and becomes the most favorable mountain to hike among Indonesian hikers.
Rinjani mountain is surrounded by the Rinjani national park. It has beautiful natural scenery and the Segara Anak lake. Besides, it becomes the second-highest of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia after Kerinci mount. That makes everyone aware of the volcano mount eruption in Indonesia. Even so, Indonesian hikers prefer to hike this mount so much rather than another mountain.
Semeru mountain becomes the seventh highest mountain in Indonesia that located between the Malang Regency and Lumajang regency, East Java. It becomes the highest mountain on Java island with the popular peak of Puncak Mahameru. It has about 3,676 meters above the seawater.
The Semeru mountain is surrounded by the Bromo Tengger Semeru national park, Montane forest, the forest of Dipterokarp hills, and Ericaceous forest. Ranu Kumbolo and Cemoro Kandang becomes the most favorite spot for hikers to take a shelter while hiking towards the top.
Sanggar mountains become the eighth highest mountain in Indonesia that located in West Nusa Tenggara. It has about 3,564 meters above the seawater and becomes the parts of the Rinjani mountain.
Just like the Rinjani mountain, the Sanggar mountain also has epic scenery that every hiker loves the most. Besides, it also surrounded by the beautiful rain forest with so many floras and faunas of Lombok.
Latimojong mountain becomes the ninth highest mountain in Indonesia that located in Enrekang Regency, South Sulawesi. It has about 3,478 meters above the seawater with the popular peak of Bulu Rante Mario.
Latimojong mountain becomes the most favorite mountain to hike with a challenging track in about 2 – 4 hours to reach the top. The starts base towards the top is starting in the Karangan village which you should take a registration there.
Slamet mountain becomes the ten highest mountain in Indonesia, located in Central Java. It has about 3,428 meters above the seawater and spreads among five regencies of Banyumas, Tegal, Purbalingga, and Pemalang. It becomes one of the most active volcanoes in Central Java after Merapi.
Slamet mountain becomes one of the most favorable mountains to hike in Central Java. Besides, it is surrounded by the rain forest and so many beautiful tourism spots such as Baturaden, Guci, and many more.
So, there are some of the highest mountains in Indonesia that has incredible scenery to watch. Have you ever hike towards one of them?